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WRHA Indigenous Health Work Placement Program

The Work Placement Program offers First Nations, Métis and Inuit students a chance to gain work experience in health-care settings.

Coordinated by WRHA Indigenous Health Workforce Development, students will be placed in one of the Winnipeg Health Region's facilities to gain experience as an employee of a health region.

There are two types of Work Placements:

Summer Employment

The Work Placement Program has Summer Employment Placements available for high school and post-secondary students looking to gain work experience in with a health region.Placements are open to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who are returning to school full-time in the fall.

  • Earn money
  • Experience various health-care environments
  • Gain work experience

Placements are paid, full-time positions. Find out how to apply by calling 204-940-8880 for more information.

Volunteer Placements

The WRHA Indigenous Health Work Placement Program offers Volunteer Placements for First Nations, Métis and Inuit high school students looking for experience in health care.

  • works with your school to schedule placements
  • It’s valuable work experience for your resume
  • You’ll experience a variety of health-care environments

Our Volunteer Placements run from September to January and from February to June, and are three to four hours a week. Find out how to apply by emailing or by calling 940-8737 for more information.

Anyone else looking to volunteer in the Winnipeg Health Region can find out more information from Volunteer Services. Experience various health-care environments and gain valuable work experience while helping out your community!

Benefits of a Placement

There are a number of reasons why you should consider applying for a placement with the Connecting Work Placement Program:

  • Work experience for your resume
  • A learning opportunity that can build your knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Develop business expertise and technical knowledge
  • Networking opportunities
  • References for future employment
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Working alongside established professionals
  • Competitive hourly wage for paid placements
  • Work alongside an Aboriginal Elder
  • Learn about Aboriginal Cultures and
  • Traditional Spirituality
  • Volunteers gain high-school credit

Contact us or download or Work Placement Program handbook for more information.

Contact Indigenous Health - Workforce Development

2735 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2H5
Phone: 204-940-8880
Toll Free: 1-877-940-8880
Fax: 204-943-1728

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